Category: Outdoor Furniture

February 2019 Newsletter

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Summer Sale

Summer Sale June 30-July    Cast Aluminum from Paragon Casual Love Seat, Swivel Lounge Chair, Ottoman, End Table List: $3511 Our Discounted Price: $2826 Sale: $2260   All-Weather Wicker Sectional from Ratana 4 Piece Sectional, Swivel Glider Lounge Chair, Ottoman featuring a high back and large banana peel weave List: $10,510 Our Discounted Price: $7074 [Continue Reading]

Once again, September brings the International Casual Furniture Market to the Windy City and those of us in the outdoor furniture industry together for another market. A newly renovated Merchandise Mart, begun last year, jolted long-timers out of the same-old routine and offered some interesting adaptations of this venerable old space to twenty-first century use.  [Continue Reading]

Children’s Outdoor Furniture

  Kids are people, too. Often, we forget about the little people that live in our homes, expecting them to use everything that is designed for grownups. While we don’t often hear kids complaining about this, it doesn’t mean that we may not be causing grievous injury to their sense of belonging. And, while we [Continue Reading]

Fashion Design Goes Outside

Not content with limiting themselves to designing couture and ready-to-wear clothing, fashion designers are adding outdoor furniture to their ever-growing list of accomplishments. The outdoor lifestyle has grown into more than a trend and has become a facet of our homes that we are neither willing to forego nor leave behind should our place of [Continue Reading]

Time spent relaxing outside should evoke thoughts of laziness and, having spent those lazy hours doing little more than nothing, one should experience a feeling of happiness. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that the name Pigro Felice was chosen as the name for a line of pool furniture. In Italian, pigro felice means lazy and [Continue Reading]

The Chat Group

What, exactly is a chat group? How is it different from a seating group? The term “seating group” and “dining group” have historically been used to distinguish between two types of outdoor furniture arrangements each of which serve different functions: conversational seating and dining. So, where does the chat group fit in? A chat group [Continue Reading]

Build it and They Will Come

I am one who always likes to keep my design options open. I have always enjoyed arranging and rearranging a room and never tire of moving furniture and accessories around as I “play”. I can do this for hours and thoroughly enjoy myself the entire time. It’s that interior design gene… So, it surprises me [Continue Reading]

In the world of furniture design, it is easy to create a piece based on an existing design. Classics such as cabriole legs, shield backs, and spade feet may be reinterpreted and creatively re-imagined, but they remain a classic design that was born in someone else’s mind long before the new incarnation. It’s a bit more [Continue Reading]

The temperature may be on the chilly side and the calendar tells us that we are in the middle of winter but that is no reason to let your thoughts of outdoor living lie dormant. Though most of the plants in the yard may be hibernating, it is exactly the right time to be making [Continue Reading]